'''George Wharton James''' (27 September 1858 in literature|1858
– 1923 in literature|1923
) was an American popular lecturer, photographer, journalist and editor. Born in Lincolnshire, England
, he migrated to the United States as a young man after being ordained as a Methodist minister.
He served in parishes in Nevada and Southern California, gradually beginning his journalism and writing career. An editor of two magazines, he also wrote more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California
and the Southwestern United States|American Southwest